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Montana, Custer

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:52 PM MDT on October 20, 2017

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on October 21, 2017


... Red flag warning remains in effect until midnight MDT tonight...

* impacts: low humidities, unseasonably warm temperatures, and wind
shift with a cold front will create erratic fire behavior.


* Affected area:
   in north central WY fire zone... .274.
   In south central Mt fire zone... .129.
   In southeast Mt fire zones... 130... 131... 132.
   In southeast Mt and northwest SD fire zone... .133.

* Counties affected:
   in north central WY... Sheridan.
   In northwest SD... Harding.
   In south central Mt... Big Horn... Carbon... Yellowstone.
   In southeast Mt... Carter... Custer... Fallon... Powder River
                     Rosebud... Treasure.

* Timing: a strong cold front will move through the area this
evening.

* Wind: west 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Humidity: as low as 13 percent.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are
either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong
winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute
to extreme fire behavior.





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